H.R. 3094 (112th): Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act

Introduced:
Oct 05, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Passed House)
Sponsor
John Kline
Representative for Minnesota's 2nd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Dec 16, 2011
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4320 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Apr 09, 2014

H.Res. 470 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Nov 18, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 30, 2011 but was never passed by the Senate.

Progress
Introduced Oct 05, 2011
Referred to Committee Oct 05, 2011
Reported by Committee Oct 26, 2011
Passed House Nov 30, 2011
 
Full Title

To amend the National Labor Relations Act with respect to representation hearings and the timing of elections of labor organizations under that Act.

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Votes
Nov 30, 2011 5:18 p.m.
Failed 187/228
Nov 30, 2011 5:22 p.m.
Failed 181/239
Nov 30, 2011 5:27 p.m.
Failed 200/221
Nov 30, 2011 5:32 p.m.
Failed 188/236
Nov 30, 2011 6:08 p.m.
Passed 235/188

Cosponsors
37 cosponsors (37R) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

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Library of Congress Summary

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11/30/2011--Passed House amended.
Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act - Amends the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to revise requirements for determination by the National Labor Relation Board (NLRB) of an appropriate bargaining unit before an election of collective bargaining representation.
(In effect reverses the NLRB's August 26, 2011, decision in Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation of Mobile and its June 22, 2011, rulemaking regarding proposed changes to procedures involving the election of collective bargaining representation.)
Replaces the current restriction in the meaning of collective bargaining unit to employer unit, craft unit, plant unit, or subdivision. Requires the NLRB, instead, to determine a unit as appropriate for collective bargaining if it consists of employees that share a sufficient community of interest. Specifies factors the NLRB must consider when making such determinations.
Prohibits exclusion of employees from the unit unless the group's interest are sufficiently distinct from those of other employees to warrant the establishment of a separate unit.
Requires the NLRB, upon due notice, to provide a hearing at least 14 days after the filing of an election petition for collective bargaining representation to investigate those petitions the NLRB has reasonable cause to believe have a question of representation affecting commerce. Requires such hearings be non-adversarial.
Requires the NLRB to: (1) direct an election by secret ballot as soon as practicable, but in any event not before 35 calendar days following the filing of an election petition, in cases where a question of representation exists; and (2) acquire, at least 7 days after its final determination of the appropriate bargaining unit, a list of all eligible voters (including certain informational data) from the employer and make it available to all parties.

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